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Lessons of diversity at a transgender art exhibit.

Elizabeth Carson

May 1, 2013

There is a transgender community in San Diego, and they have more to say for themselves than what has been said about them. “Visible Bodies,” an art project that features more than 30 portraits of members of the transgender community in San Diego and accompanied by captions written by the participants themselves, will be on display the entire month of May at Ar...

The detox-diet scam

Faduma Muhidin

May 1, 2013

Recently, singer, songwriter and actress Beyoncé Knowles reintroduced the Master Cleanse Diet on the "Oprah Show," on which she claims to have lost 20 pounds for her movie role in "Dream Girls." The diet consisted of consuming nothing but water and a concoction of lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper for 10 days in conjunction with mild laxatives both in the mornin...

Local band hits the ground running

Christopher Handloser

May 1, 2013

If you think online dating is difficult, try forming a band that way. For Noise Floor, the experiment, less than two years nascent in San Diego, is now an experience. This part-bionic power trio just unpinned their debut self-produced release, and if they didn't kill it, it certainly is critically wounded. Pull out your vinyl and spread ‘em around. Grab some Y2K era...

We are all hipsters

Paul Smoot

May 1, 2013

Shot right here in San Diego's backyard, the film "I Am Not A Hipster" brings the local indie music scene to the center stage. Written and directed by Destin Cretton, originally from Maui, Hawaii, "I Am Not A Hipster" follows the apathetic young singer/songwriter Brook Hyde (Dominic Bogart) as he copes with the death of his mother while gaining a growing local following. Af...

Is it right…? : Generalizations

LaShawn Encarnacion

April 30, 2013

Generalizations happen every day and they carry heavy consequences with them. For example, is it right for society to make them about a specific gender? A generalization some make is that women set themselves up for rape with how they dress. According to the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network, there is no statistic proving that the way a women dresses causes rape. Anyone who pu...

Photos unsafe on Facebook, again

J. Rae Chipera

April 29, 2013

Facebook stalkers can now be more efficient, as a new app takes advantage of users who don’t constantly police their privacy settings. Is the existence of one app evidence of others? “Photos At My Door,” developed by private individuals who do not work for Facebook Inc., allows users to print a photo onto coffee mugs and other merchandise. Facebook’s con...

Cross the border, waive your rights

Elizabeth Carson

April 29, 2013

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” This is the Fourth Amendment...

Goodbye Constitution

J. Rae Chipera

April 29, 2013

America: home of the free and land of the brave? Not anymore.In Southern California, even if one does not leave the U.S., it is inevitable that a driver will pass through a border patrol checkpoint; whereupon, questions will be asked, ethnicity will be judged and the car might even get searched, all in the name of safety and national security, but to what end?Border patrol is not...

Why so serious?

Why so serious?

April 23, 2013

The anti-pirate armada in another pointless battle.

Why so serious?

Why so serious?

April 23, 2013

Kim Jung-un in elementary school.

Our culture is built on rape

Jennifer Manalili

April 23, 2013

A video posted on The Onion satirical news network depicts how a star basketball player overcomes a rape he committed.It follows a fictional Colorado college basketball star named Jacob Ross who “faced the biggest obstacle of his life when he committed a shocking and sudden rape” but “found the strength to return to his game like nothing had happened.̶...

Block party below begins in East Village prior to the opening game on April 9. Kaily Sanders, City Times

East Village welcomes baseball season with block party

April 17, 2013

The energy was high as Padres fans, decorated in home colors, walked the streets enjoying live music and eating traditional fair foods with their friends an...

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